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Dun da Ghaoithe


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
766 m (2513 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
214 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Fort of two winds

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  49   Oban & East Mull

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Dun da Ghaoithe is the only Corbett on Mull as Beinn Talaidh, having been remeasured at 761m, is no longer of sufficient altitude.

Dun da Ghaoithe is the highest peak on a ridge curving round Coire nan Each, and it overlooks the ferry port of Craignure, so transport is not required once you are on the island of Mull.

A track from the A849 passes the Bird of Prey Centre and leads to transmitter masts on the S end of the ridge.

Hazards you may encounter on Dun da Ghaoithe include
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben More
by Metcheck
Dun da Ghaoithe Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Dun da Ghaoithe.

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 Routes that include Dun da Ghaoithe
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1011 m 16.64 km 5.5 hrs Dun da Ghaoithe  A longish but easy ridge walk with good ascent track. This hill makes an excellent day out by ferry from Oban, no car required, and their is even a pleasant bar in Graignure to pass any excess time. Not Yet Rated 

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Myself, David Peden and Jamie Peden at summit on brilliant day.07/06/09

© John Donnelly

Image by John Donnelly
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Adam Rixon on 16 Apr 2022

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Peter Lang
wrote on
May 11, 2011
for a quick ascent/descent option start at car park by end of golf course opposite scallastle initial climb thro bracken by animal track to reach start of Beinn Chreagach ridge, where going becomes easier over lumps bumps, minor crags to summit = 1hr 55m (not at my fittest but still less than 4hrs overall) return by same route

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